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Sometimes a girl just wants to make money blogging and feel successful.
Whatever your main reason for blogging it is still flattering to receive emails asking about sponsored blog posts and giveaways. I currently receive at least one a week, these range from paid opportunities to freebie promotions.
Today I want to share with you what I have seen and heard about making money in the blogging world.
To make money you will need a blog with quality content that people would actually read. Niche blogs do well because they concentrate on a certain area and become an “authority” on that niche for all the content they put up. Powerful Mothering (my blog) mainly offers kids activities & crafts with a few parenting tips, this is my niche.
Once you have established what you love to blog about and settled on a niche and have some great content, you will start attracting readers through your networking and SEO. Whether they come from pinterest, google search or via facebook and twitter, you have traffic, and with traffic comes the opportunity to monetize your site.
I’m not saying put every single ad you can get your hands on on your blog so that it looks like a bad disco party, no, I’m saying be smart to keep your readers without irritating them with “over” advertising.
To make money blogging, you need ads or something to sell.
There are so many ad networks around and affiliate programs, I currently use a few steams for income on my blog. I am always playing with where they are placed and how much revenue they bring in. I use Adsense, affiliates through Share a Sale and sell space via PassionFruit Ads.
In text link companies and things like amazon affiliate links can also bring in revenue. Displaying ads and selling things is just one of the ways to make money blogging.
Most bloggers will tell you they make money blogging by doing sponsored posts.
Using your time to do sponsored posts, host giveaways and do reviews of products or services can also bring you some cash in. My favorite places to visit are Sverve and Business2Blogger who list such campaigns.
You can also blog for other peoples blogs by becoming a virtual assistant and being paid for those services.
Need more of a choice for ad networks and other ways to make money blogging? Check out this mega list!